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Summer KIMONO made in snow-country (ECHIGO-JŌFU and OJIYA-CHIJIM

NIIGATA prefecture also called ECHIGO is located in the middle of the archipelago on the Japan Sea side having heavy snow during winter season. Weaving is very popular there so that the prefecture has 2nd largest population in that industry next to KYOTO. Well known KIMONOs such as ECHIGO-JŌFU (越後上布), OJIYA-CHIJIMI (小千谷縮), SHIOZAWA-TSUMUGI (塩沢紬) and …

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